Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was scheduled to speak in Elkhorn on Saturday with Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. Sen Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, but will no longer be attending.
The news follows audio that was made public Friday afternoon where Trump blurted out lewd and sexually charged comments about women as he waited to make a cameo appearance on a soap opera in 2005.
Speaker Paul Ryan said he is "sickened by what he heard today."
Read his full statement below:
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The statement reads, "I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests. In the meantime, he is no longer attending tomorrow's event in Wisconsin."
Donald Trump's camp also released a statement Friday night, it read:
"Governor Mike Pence will be representing me tomorrow in Wisconsin. I will be spending the day in New York in debate prep with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Jeff Sessions, and then flying to St. Louis on Sunday for the 2nd Presidential Debate."